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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Selection of 'SPECIMEN' overprints including Kangaroos CofA Wmk 10/- * and £1 * with Retouch Under 'D' of 'POUND' (ACSC #54f; Cat $1900 without overprint), Robes 10/- *, Arms set x2 * (a couple **; one £2 no gum), plus Decimals ** including Navigator set with 75c & $1 both 15mm overprint, also Gemstones 10c Printed On Gum ** and Wildflowers 18c Black Omitted **, condition variable but mostly fine.
C of A - Kangaroo Issues
First Watermark 1d to 5/- CTO, Third Wmk 6d blue with the Watermark Inverted (defective) and CofA 'SPECIMEN' 10/- (the Roo's Ears slightly out of Map) & £1, condition variable.
C of A KANGAROOS - 1st Watermark
½d green No Monogram block of 9 from the L/R of the sheet ACSC #1(1)za, guillotined close at the base, unmounted; and with the Watermark Inverted 'JBC' Monogram irregular strip of 3 #1a(2)zd, redistributed gum. [The ACSC states "one JBC monogram piece with watermark inverted exists", Cat $5000. That was Arthur Gray's corner strip of 3 that sold in 2007 for US$4887]
(Qty 2 items)
½d green with the Watermark Inverted 'JBC' Monogram irregular strip of 4 #1a(2)zd, well centred, light toning & the monogram unit with a hinge remainder, Cat $5000 for a strip of 3. [The ACSC states "one JBC monogram piece with watermark inverted exists", Cat $5000. That was Arthur Gray's corner strip of 3 that sold in 2007 for US$4887]
1d red Die I with the Watermark Sideways (Crown Pointing Left) ACSC #2ab (SG 2aw) block of 4 [39-40/45-46], the second unit with Large White Flaw to West of Tasmania (Second State) #2(B)fa, the third unit before appearance of Break in WA Coastline, the first unit with a tiny spot of gum disturbance otherwise full unmounted o.g., Cat $12,750++ (£6400++ for mounted) for singles. An exceptional item of great rarity. [For the Sideways Watermark, this is the only recorded multiple with a major variety]
1d red with 'Large Crack' extending from Top to Bottom Margin ACSC #4(G)La, Hobart machine cancel largely clear of the crack, Cat $750. [This is an intermediate state; the crack is at its greatest extension but is still quite fine]
1d red with 'Large Crack' extending from Top to Bottom Margin ACSC #4(G)La, well centred 'CURRAMULKA/SA' squared-circle cancel largely clear of the crack, Cat $750. [This is a later more prominent state]
1/- emerald with the Watermark Inverted ACSC #320a (SG 11w) marginal example from the right of the sheet, horrid centring but unmounted, Cat $4000 (£1500) mounted.
C of A KANGAROOS - 3rd Watermark
Piece of gummed Third Watermark paper (82x136mm) from the top left corner of the left pane with 12 impressions (4x3) from the dandy roll & 'GE' of 'POSTAGE' in the margin, stamp area unmounted.
2d grey Substituted Cliché (Die IIA) ACSC #7(1)kb (SG 35a), a few short perfs at the top, with neat 'TALLANGATTA/ 25AP17/[VIC]' cds well clear of the variety, Cat $2250 (£1900).
No longer available
1/- blue-green with the Watermark Sideways ACSC #33aa marginal blocks of 4 from the left & right of the sheet with "gutter" watermark lines evident from the face, upper units very lightly mounted, lower units unmounted, Cat $2300++.
(Qty 2 blocks)
1/- blue-green with the Watermark Sideways strip of 6 from the top of the left-hand pane with listed varieties ACSC #33aa(4)d & e, unmounted, Cat $2250++, plus a premium for the varieties.
2/- brown with the Watermark Inverted ACSC #37a, indistinct 'REGISTERED/??OC16' cds cancels, Cat $1500.
5/- grey & yellow with Ewe-Faced Roo ACSC #44(V)f, exceptional centring, cancelled clear of the variety, Cat $650.
10/- grey & deep 'aniline' pink with Roo's Ear at Right Broken ACSC #48C(V)v with Type B 'SPECIMEN' Overprint.
10/- grey & deep 'aniline' pink with the Watermark Inverted ACSC #48a, characteristic irregular perfs, 'REGISTERED/ ROCKHAMPTON' (Qld) cds, Cat $3500.
£1 grey with Type C 'SPECIMEN' Overprint with Shaved 'P', Cat $1000.
C of A KANGAROOS - CofA Watermark
10/- grey & pink with Type C 'SPECIMEN' Overprint with Shaved 'P' ACSC #50xd, well centred, Cat $2000.
£2 'SPECIMEN' Overprint with Broken Coast in Bight and with White Flaw in Bight ACSC #58(D)r & s, unmounted, Cat $15,000 for unoverprinted mounted singles.
£2 grey-black & rose-carmine John Ash Imprint pair with Open-Mouth Roo ACSC #58za, faint central fold in the gutter otherwise superb, unmounted, Cat $25,000 (mounted), or $30,000 for two unmounted singles.